January

Hi-vis gear compulsory in France from next year

Hi-vis gear compulsory in France from next year

Motorcyclists in France face compulsory high visibility clothing from next year. The French government is pushing ahead with plans for compulsory hi-vis riding gear despite protests. From January 1...

Five cleared over ride-out deaths

Five cleared over ride-out deaths

Five motorcyclists controversially charged with causing the death by careless driving of a couple who collided with a car have been cleared. Paul Wheater, 29, Ian Townson, 31, Michael Paul Hannon, 26,...

Video: Crescent KTM Dakar rider Stan Watt on navigation, bikes and kit

Video: Crescent KTM Dakar rider Stan Watt on navigation, bikes and kit

This year's Dakar kicked off on New Year's day and has all the makings of a classic. Since switching from Africa to South America in 2009, the epic race has undergone another revision for 2012 with...

MEP to visit dealership to answer questions

MEP to visit dealership to answer questions

South of England MEP Peter Skinner will be at P&H Motorcycles in Sussex on Saturday January 14 to answer your questions about upcoming EU biking legislation. A statement from the Motorcycle Action...

Money off new Suzukis for 2012

Money off new Suzukis for 2012

Suzuki has launched a combined cashback, cheap finance and £1 deposit offer. So if you want a new GSX-R1000, you can pop in to your Suzuki dealer, pay £1, get £1000 cash back and then pay £319.52 a...

Video: Scooters in the Sahara

Video: Scooters in the Sahara

4000 miles, seven countries, two continents, one month… An epic trek across one of the planet's most inhospitable lands on step-thrus sounds like entertainment of the highest order to us. The two-disc...

BMW answers MCN theft campaign

BMW answers MCN theft campaign

BMW has become the first manufacturer to security mark all new bikes in response to an MCN campaign. The firm will mark every bike it sells with a unique hidden code on dozens of individual parts...

Battle of the twins: Harley Switchback vs. Victory Cross Roads Tour

Battle of the twins: Harley Switchback vs. Victory Cross Roads Tour

These two similar-looking machines are the latest tourers from Harley Davidson and Victory. Fresh in from the States, the 2012 £13,400 Harley Davidson Switchback and £14,995 Victory Cross Roads Tour...

Show your bike off to thousands of people

Show your bike off to thousands of people

We are looking for a wide range of bikes for the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show being held at the ExCel in London on February 2 to 5; and yours could be one of them. We aren’t...

Destination dealer: Blade Group - Stratford-Upon-Avon's hidden secret

Destination dealer: Blade Group - Stratford-Upon-Avon's hidden secret

ADVERTISING PROMOTION At Blade Group’s dealerships in Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll find one of the largest selections of new and used bikes anywhere in the country. Now occupying the former premises of...

Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Brilliantly talented German stunt rider Micha Threin has become the first in the world to take the 162bhp Ducati Diavel sports cruiser into the world of stunt riding. While the Diavel has bags of...

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

The heart of any superbike is the engine - but with the Ducati 1199 Panigale's Superquadro engine this is more true then ever. Ducati claim the 1200cc, super square V-twin engine makes 195bhp - 20bhp...

Made in Britain. Chopped in Japan

Made in Britain. Chopped in Japan

Custom British choppers and bobbers were the main feature at the Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, the world's most prestigious custom bike show of 2011, and it was a fitting tribute to the halcyon days of...

Lampkin: 'Revolution will be an incredible show!'

Lampkin: 'Revolution will be an incredible show!'

12-time world trials champ Dougie Lampkin will once again star in the Revolution live action show, held at the Excel centre London on 2-5 February. The incredibly talented Lampkin is returning...

Bikes on TV: January 4-10

Bikes on TV: January 4-10

KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

German tuning firm builds KTM RC4 690R track machine

German tuning firm builds KTM RC4 690R track machine

German tuners Mototech has developed this fairing, suspension and handlebar kit which fits the outgoing KTM Duke 690 to turn it into a trackday weapon with 70bhp and weighing just 125kg. It’s...

Water-cooled BMW R1250GS spied!

Water-cooled BMW R1250GS spied!

These world exclusive spy shots clearly show for the first time the all-new BMW R1250GS features the biggest single overhaul of the massive-selling and class-leading bike in its 30 years with a new...

2012 Honda Fireblade - how good?

2012 Honda Fireblade - how good?

Although not all-new, Honda’s 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade has had a significant makeover, with suspension, throttle response and styling all updated – but how much difference does it all make? To find...

Staff bikes: Honda CBR600F - Winter prep goes high tech

Staff bikes: Honda CBR600F - Winter prep goes high tech

My 1998 Honda CBR600F-W has been treated to a full winter anti-corrosion treatment which should prevent hundreds of pounds of damage and allow me to ride it through the colder months. The £60...

New MCN January 4: Water-cooled BMW 1250 GS spied

New MCN January 4: Water-cooled BMW 1250 GS spied

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 4, we have spy pictures and all the details on the new water-cooled BMW R1250GS. We test the new Honda Fireblade against the current model, Dirk...

New Kawasaki ZZR1400 first ride

New Kawasaki ZZR1400 first ride

Kawasaki’s new ZZR1400 has astonished American testers with its performance and refinement – the overhauled hyperbike clocked a 9.64 second standing quarter mile at its American launch in Las Vegas,...

KTM Classic GS 350

KTM Classic GS 350

Based on the new KTM Freeride 350, here is the Classic GS 350. Tech of today and looks of the late 70's Finally - an off-road bike for all!